Stove kettle, electric kettle, or other? Brands?
How do you heat up your tea water? Do you use a stove kettle, electric kettle, kettle over a fire, re-purposed coffee machine, microwave, hot water tap, or something else? What brands and models are your devices?
I have a Chantal Vintage stove kettle (enamel inside and out) and a Secura Stainless Steel Double Wall 1.8 qt electric kettle. The Chantal is great and can’t rust like previous kettles I’ve had. The Secura seems great too, but admittedly, I’ve only had it about 3 months so far.
I have the secura too but it doesn’t have temperature control and is oversized. What I use now is a gooseneck kettle with a built-in thermometer in conjunction with a mini induction cooktop. This gives me temperature control and a smoother pour than the secura.
At work or when I’m traveling, I use a heating coil to boil water in a mug.
I’m really absent minded. When I used a stove kettle I let it boil dry every few months. I got an electric kettle before I burned down the house.
I love my Cuisinart electric kettle. I’ve been using it for about 3 years, or something like 10,000 steeps. Its a bit corroded in spots and the paint is worn off the lettering in places, but it still does the job.
Probably not the same one. Mine cost about $70, and has multiple temperature settings and auto shutoff.
Mine is similar to this one. Just a basic boiler.
I drink a lot of white tea and oolong so appreciate being able to set the temperature and not worry about it.
I also have the Cuisinart multiple temperature kettle and love it. I find it perfect as it has both temperature and tea types on buttons in case some teas will come without steeping instructions. Simple to use and boils water fast.
Must be the electric one, convinient and easy-to-operate
I use a Cuisinart Perfect Temp kettle. I’ve had it for awhile and it works like it’s brand new. I love to drink different types of tea so I like the convenience of being able to set the temperature that I need.
I have the breville one touch tea maker and I love it! It’s good for all kinds of tea. You can customize the water temp/time. It’s awesome!
I’ve got a bosch vari temp. Had to remove the buzzer because you could hear it at your house. Apart from that I love it
The Bonavita variable temperature 1.0 L gooseneck electric kettle is good. http://bonavitaworld.com/products/10l-digital-variable-temperature-gooseneck-kettle
Growing up I always used a stovetop kettle or even a percolator, of no particular brand. Nowadays, I love the convenience of my electric Hamilton Beach 1.7L kettle. It cost maybe $15, and holds up really well. There is no temperature setting, but it boils so quickly you can really just watch/listen for it to hit a certain temperature.
I would never use a stove kettle to boil water. Today’s electric kettles are much safer because they automatically shut off. They also boil water incredibly quickly
I loved my $15 dollar plastic kettle from walmart. It would boil water quickly and shur off instantly by tilting. After it brokw though, it wouls just keep going.
Anyways I got a mini stainless steel kettle. 1500 watts. Only problem ia that it is slower shutting off. And it steams up the switch. A quick thumb fixes that.